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Lamell McMorris,
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lamell McMorris is the founder and CEO of the Washington, DC based companies, Perennial Strategy Group and Perennial Sports and Entertainment. In his work, Mr. McMorris offers strategic insight and external affairs services to some of the nation's leading decision-makers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Additionally, he manages an in-house team of experienced government and public relations professionals, lawyers, and sports agents, offering a multitude of services to clients in a wide range of disciplines and specialty areas.

Mr. McMorris's unparalleled expertise in government and community affairs, strategic consulting, political campaigns, policy-making, grassroots advocacy, and broad-based coalition building has earned the Perennial companies acclaim inside the beltway and around the nation. Under Mr. McMorris's stewardship, the Perennial companies have developed deep and sustained relationships with influential leaders and decision makers across a wide range of constituencies.

In serving its clients, Perennial Strategy Group (PSG) draws on expansive relationships with federal elected officials, federal agencies, state and local governments, and local and national nonprofits. Mr. McMorris utilizes his experience in government relations at the local and federal level, public affairs, crisis management, and corporate social responsibility to design strategic events, government relations plans, advocacy campaigns, and results-driven initiatives for PSG's clients.

In recent years, through the Perennial Law Group which he also founded, Mr. McMorris served as the lead negotiator for the Major League Baseball Umpires Union and the National Basketball Association's Referees Union, where he played a key role in shaping collective bargaining agreements between the officials and their respective leagues.

He is an active and effective fundraiser, and, drawing on his wide network of prominent athletes, entertainers, and activists, has driven Perennial to raise significant financial contributions for charitable causes across the nation. Feature pieces about McMorris and Perennial have appeared in The New York Times, on ESPN, and in Referee: The Magazine for Sports Officials.

Mr. McMorris is a lifelong advocate for those less fortunate than himself and is constantly looking to help improve the condition of our nation's most disadvantaged communities. He serves on the boards of numerous civil rights organizations and volunteers his time with several youth service and mentoring organizations. For his service, charisma, and dedication, Mr. McMorris is frequently honored by advocacy and nonprofit organizations and invited to speak at a wide range of conferences and events.

Image Gallery

  • Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker, Alpha Phi Alpha General President Herman
  • Martin L. King, III Presents "Keepers of the Dream Entrepreneurial Award" to Lamell McMorris
  • Martin L. King, III Presents "Keepers of the Dream Entrepreneurial Award" to Lamell McMorris
  • Lamell McMorris, The Archbishop of Canterbury, and Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Lamell McMorris, and MLB's Jimmie Lee Solomon, attend the Pacquiao-Mosley fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Jason Bean, Las Vegas Review-Journal).